This week’s Indie Author Weekly Roundup is truly a potpourri of finds. You’ll find featured a book description generator, a video from Nina Amir, writing tips, and information on Facebook. It’s been a wild, inspiring week.
Indie Author Updates
Cool Find of the Week
This week I discovered a cool tool. KindlePreneur aka Dave Chesson developed an Amazon book description generator. Here are the steps:
- Write your description using the tool.
- With just a click here and there, you can bold, underline, or italicize text. There are other options as well.
- Click or tap “Generate My Code.”
- Voila, you have your description with all the html code inserted.
- The next step is for you to cut and paste your description into CreateSpace.
Nina Amir’s Monday Inspiration: Good Intentions: Check out Nina Amir’s Monday Inspiration videos. You’ll find them on social media.
“Everyone has intentions, but not everyone has good intentions—the type of intentions you actually take action on. The type of intentions that move you forward, as opposed to backward, upward, as opposed to a plateau. For today’s Monday Inspiration, Nina Amir, Inspiration-to-Creation Coach, inspires you to set intentions, and good ones at that.”
13 Tips for Writing a Novel from the Huffington Post: “Let’s begin with a connection, or rather a disconnection! 1. Disconnect from electronics to connect with your characters. This is the hardest part for me as a social media addict who asks for an outlet for my phone charger in the same breath as I order my first glass of wine. But it is essential to bar out these distractions—each time your phone buzzes, you lose your focus and your brain has to work to reconnect all over again with the characters.”
5 Facebook Advertising Features You Probably Didn’t Know Existed from ProBlogger: “Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that Facebook ads are one of the best marketing tools available to bloggers and business owners. But whether you’re a complete newbie to Facebook ads or if you’ve been using them for a while, there’s probably still a heap of features that you didn’t even know existed. From cropping images to free stock photos there’s a lot that you can do within the Facebook Ads Manager that will save you time. And if you’re using video (which you should be) then the Ads Manager offers a lot of dynamic options to really make the most of the effort you’ve put into your videos.”
Have you heard about National Novel Reading Month, known as NaNoReadMo? “Because the world needs more readers, too.”
Quote of the Week
I wanted to be curious and smart and unappeasable until I got a sentence to mean exactly what I ordered it to mean. Pat Conroy
Frances Caballo is an author and social media strategist and manager for writers. She’s a regular speaker at the San Francisco Writers Conference. In addition, she’s a contributing writer at TheBookDesigner.com, blogger and Social Media Expert for BookWorks, and blogger at Bowker’s Self-Published Author. She’s written several social media books including The Author’s Guide to Goodreads and Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day. Her focus is on helping authors surmount the barriers that keep them from flourishing online, building their platform, finding new readers, and selling more books. Her clients include authors of every genre and writers’ conferences. Not sure how you’re doing online? Sign up for my free email course.
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